Amber Allure, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, Eden Winters, Ethan Day, Geoffrey Knight, K. Piet, Less Than Three Press, P.D. Singer, Piper Vaughn, Rhys Ford, Smashwords, Storm Moon Press, Xara X. Xanakas

And I’m Off To GayRomLit Land…

It’s early. Early! ::yawns:: But there’s something a little less difficult about getting up at 4:00am when you know you’re off to the airport for a long weekend of fun, right? Sure, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ::Starbucks::

I want to take a minute to do two things. First, to say thank you so much to all the authors who very generously donated their immense talents to my GayRomLit Countdown Celebration. Without the help of Eden Winters, Rhys Ford, Amy Lane, K. Piet, Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas, P.D. Singer, and Geoffrey Knight & Ethan Day, there wouldn’t have even been a celebration to be had, so I will forever be grateful for your kindness and participation.

Second, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to the fans of all these authors, who stopped by and left comments. I’m sure your interest in them and their work is greatly appreciated and extremely gratifying to each and every one of them.

And last but not lease, a big congratulations to all those who have received, or will soon be receiving, their prizes!

Here’s a recap of the lucky winners:

Winner: trisha2144

Winner: Boxtersushi

Winner: Rosie M

Winner: K. Piet’s “Surrender” and one backlist book: pearls

Winner: Melora

Winner: Anna

Winner: Nancy

Ready or not, Albuquerque, here I come!

Less Than Three Press, Piper Vaughn, Xara X. Xanakas

Piper Vaughn and Xara X. Xanakas Are Here To Offer You A FREE Guide To Love And Romance!

“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Ashley Byrne is the consummate party boy, the pretty guy who takes sex wherever he can find it, with whomever catches his attention at just the right time. He’s the apprentice tattoo artist who dreams of bigger things with his best friend Ty. The question, however, is whether he has the focus and can summon the motivation to make that dream happen.

Felipe Navarro is to geeks what Ash is to players—he represents. Fee is the guy who speaks binary code, very likely knows Han Solo’s birth date, can debate in great detail who the better Enterprise captain was: Kirk or Picard. In other words, they don’t even come close to speaking each other’s language. But… There’s always a but, isn’t there?

But the laws of attraction are more guidelines than dictate, and sometimes breaking the rules is well worth the effort to discover that something that may appear to be inconceivable can be something entirely amazing because even though it feels like you’re mostly dead in the water, mostly dead is still slightly alive and true love is a miracle worth living and fighting for.

The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek is the sweet, funny, and utterly charming story of two guys who really just shouldn’t add up but manage to find the missing variable—trust—and solve the equation of how to fall in love with someone who is on the opposite end of his spectrum. It’s a story about changing who you are, not for anyone else but yourself, if for nothing else than because you’ve found someone who makes you want to be more than what others see. Ash and Fee are a slow and steady build up to something much bigger than themselves, because really, you just can’t rush miracles.

There are fire swamps to survive, rodents of unusual size to slay, Humperdinks to defeat… No, wait, that’s the wrong book, but The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek is no less about finding and fighting for true love, and knowing, in the end, that there’s plenty of magic to be found in faith.

Wish you, too, could get your hands on a Clumsy Cupid Instruction Manual?

As you wish…

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you’ll be automatically entered to win a FREE copy of The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek (coming October 10, 2012, from Less Than Three Press). One winner will be drawn at random and contacted by Piper Vaughn or Xara X. Xanakas, so be sure to leave your email address in your comment. Good luck!

**Contest ends at 11:59pm Pacific (2:59am Eastern) on Wednesday, October 10, 2012**

Piper Vaughn and Xara X. Xanakas are both GayRomLit particiating authors. You can find their blogs HERE and HERE.

You can buy The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek Here.

Amber Allure, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, Eden Winters, Less Than Three Press, P.D. Singer, Piper Vaughn, Rhys Ford, Xara X. Xanakas

Here’s What’s Coming Up In My GayRomLit 2012 Countdown!

The excitement continues, as give-away after give-away leads up to October 18th’s “Desire in the Desert”. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see in the coming weeks.

Eden Winters’ Diversion contest ends tonight at 11:59pm Pacific time (2:59am Eastern), so if you haven’t entered to win, hurry and do it before it’s too late!

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26th, Rhys Ford will be bringing her Cole McGinnis Mystery series to the show, where sex and murder are intimate acquaintances. Rhys will be offering one lucky reader the chance to win both books in the series, Dirty Kiss and the upcoming Dirty Secret. You won’t want to miss it!

On October 1st, it’s all Amy Lane, folks, and she’ll be here to offer up the chance to win two books to one lucky contestant–Chase in Shadow, as well as the newly released (10/1/12) Dex in Blue, starring Dex and Kane, two characters who were introduced in Chase and Tommy’s book. Click HERE to see what Amy had to say about her boys and their story on Mary Calmes’ blog. And make sure to stay tuned!

Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas have a new release coming on October 10, 2012 from Less Than Three Press, called The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek, the first book in a news series, the “Clumsy Cupid Guidebooks”. Beginning on October 6th, you’ll have the opportunity to register to win a FREE copy of the book, which will be awarded to one lucky reader. Be sure to watch for it!

And finally, capping off the celebration, P.D. Singer will lead things into the homestretch with a two book give-away to one lucky contestant, Fire on the Mountain and Snow on the Mountain, the first two books in her series “The Mountains”, starring Jake Landon and Kurt Carlson, two fire rangers whose passion ignites one hot summer in the mountains, and carries on to the snowy slopes of Wapiti Creek Ski Resort. You won’t want to miss this contest, coming on October 11th!

It’s a hellagood time to be a fan of M/M romance!

Amy Lane, Eden Winters, Piper Vaughn, Ramblings, Rhys Ford, Xara X. Xanakas

Countdown To GayRomLit 2012

In exactly one month from today, I’ll be heading to the Indianapolis airport at the bootie-crack of dawn to catch a flight to Albuquerque for the second annual GayRomLit convention, Desire in the Desert. I’ll be showing up at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with my roomie, Rhys Ford, and a heaping helping of fangirl squee to be spread around equally, guaranteed. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be going—check out the list of attendees HERE, and you’ll see why.

Between now and the time I leave on October 18th, I’m going to concentrate all my efforts on reading books written by the authors who’ll be attending the retreat. I wish I could say that I was going to read at least one book by every author showing up this year, but that’d be humanly impossible. In spite of my mad reading obsession, I do need some sleep in order to function. But in celebration, I’m going to be hosting some GREAT GIVEAWAYS from some of the authors who’ll be there, including Rhys Ford, Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas, Amy Lane, and Eden Winters just to name a few, so make sure to stay tuned in.

Trust me when I tell you that for me, this is like the holy grail of fandom. I am going to make every effort to conduct myself with at least a modicum of dignity, but I’m making no promises. As long as I don’t get maced or no one calls hotel security on me, it’ll all be good.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.